Royal BC Museum

Royal BC Museum, Victoria: Hours, Address, Royal BC Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Royal BC Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
See all of British Columbia at the Royal BC Museum, a world-class museum of natural and human history. Explore our core galleries and immerse yourself in tales of where we've been and where we are going. Marvel at the totems, masks and cultural treasures featured in the world-class First Peoples Gallery. Walk through the colourful "language forest" in Our Living Languages and hear greetings in one of 34 Indigenous BC languages. Experience authentic artifacts and highly realistic settings -- from the Woolly Mammoth in his rocky, icy world to a tar-scented trip on the HMS Discovery.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: James Bay
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diesel1129
Kelowna, Canada46 contributions
Orca Wow!
Apr. 2021 • Family
The new orca exhibit is amazing! It’s hard to plan with young kids, but we booked a time slot (covid restrictions) and made it work! Security was good with checking times and limiting capacity in certain exhibits. The museum has arrows on the ground indicating travel direction through exhibits, but if followed, much will be missed. We had to backtrack or double around a lot of rooms/areas to see everything. We spent 2hrs in the museum with small kids and they managed to west masks the entire time with complaints. Security is very present which is slightly annoying and irritating, but we understood their reasoning. Overall, the museum is adapting to Covid restrictions as best they can well still allowing guests to visit. It’s pricey for small kids, but adult admission is worth it.
Written April 19, 2021
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Amy K
Cochrane, Canada18 contributions
Surprisingly fun!
Apr. 2021 • Family
My daughter and I came here and I was expecting it to be a less interesting stop for her (she is only 9) but they had an April Fools visual scavenger hunt that we really enjoyed.
Written April 9, 2021
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Pascal G
Richmond, Canada25 contributions
My favorite museum
Mar. 2021
This is one of my favorite museums. It's an exceptionally well presented museum detailing the history of BC. I best thing.... the Mammoth
Written March 24, 2021
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HolidayGal
Victoria, Canada13 contributions
Emily Carr's wonderful collection on view now
Dec. 2020
An excellent collection of Carr's work during her sojourn in France and paintings after she returned to BC which employed her impressionist skills from France.
Written January 3, 2021
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Mr Johnny
10 contributions
Mr Johnny
Feb. 2020 • Family
Always visit as much as we can.
Very educational.
Very fun for children.
Great time spend a few hours
Written January 2, 2021
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Bill2025
Surrey, Canada80 contributions
Pretty Good
Dec. 2020 • Couples
Went here on Christmas Eve, to see the Emily Carr exhibition and the Christmas decorations in Old town. The exhibition was very nice but the Christmas decorations in Old town were very minimal therefore didn’t get the Christmas feeling.
Written December 27, 2020
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DiversTwo
Victoria, Canada80 contributions
The Human and Natural History of British Columbia
Oct. 2020
Spoiler Alert! I worked at the Museum for 20 years so I am quite biased. This is an amazing place that requires at least 3 hours to see and that is just a cruise through. The human and natural history of British Columbia preserved and displayed in a wonderful series of exhibits and dioramas that will interest and educate. I would bet that you will say "I didn't know that" more than once during your visit.
Written November 14, 2020
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PrincessFi88
Vancouver, Canada244 contributions
Awesome exhibits
Nov. 2020 • Couples
The exhibits are so immersive and well organized. Loved spending 2 hours here and loved the one-way system in place for Covid. Amazing museum with information on all aspects of BC history.
Written November 13, 2020
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Albertaeric
23 contributions
Well worth the time
Nov. 2020 • Couples
Updated and informative. Displays and exhibits are well cared for and clean. Interactive and engaging
Written November 8, 2020
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Craig G
Courtenay, Canada8 contributions
Interesting and informative
Nov. 2020 • Couples
First nations exhibit was interesting and did a good job in showing the exploitation that colonialism brought upon aboriginal people in Canada. It also showed how colonialism contributed to the advancement of the first Nations people as well. I believe it’s something that all Canadians should see you before judging and holding first Nations people in contempt.
Written November 6, 2020
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